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Pomelo is the biggest of all the
citrus fruit; it is native to Southeast
Asian countries. Pomelo can grow
as large as 30cm in diameter and
weigh up to 25 pounds. The pulp
color varies from pale yellow to
pink and red. The rind is very thick
but soft and easy to peel away.
Pommel has sweet and sour tastes
but the membranes of the
segments are bitter and usually
Nutrient per 100 g:
*.Vitamin C: 44.8 mg
*.Vitamin B1: 0.03 mg
*.Vitamin B2: 0.03 mg
*.Beta Carotene 200 ug
*.Calcium 14.0 mg
*.Iron 0.6 mg
*.Protein 0.7 g
*.Fat 0.3 g
*.Carbohydrate 10.4 g
*.Energy: 44.0 Kcal
*.Water: 88.0 g
Health Benefits:
*.The rind of pomelo contains a
high amount ofbioflavonoid. The
bioflavonoid in pomelo was
discovered to even stop cancer
cells from spreading in breast
cancer patients by ridding the
body of excess estrogen.
*.Even if the juice of pomelo has an
acid taste,its juice actually has an
alkaline reaction after digestion. It
is therefore beneficial in the
digestive system.
*.Pomelo has pectin which is
effective in reducing the
accumulation of arterial deposits.
*.The high content of vitamin C
helps to strengthen and maintain
the elasticity of arteries.
*.Pomelo can aid in the weight loss
process, because the fat burning
enzyme in pomelo can help to
absorb and reduce the starch and
sugar in the body.
*.Pomelo can even help in cases of
fatigue, diabetes, fever,
insomnia,sore throat, stomach and
pancreatic cancer
Uses: Pomelo fruit is eaten fresh or
is use to make juice. The pulp can
be use to make salads and the peel
is used to make candies and in
Chinese cooking, citrus peel is
often used for flavoring, especially
in sweet soup desserts.
Buying Tip: When buying pomelo
choose fruit that is heavy for its
size, blemish-free and has fragrant
sweet smell. If you can, choose the
pink and red variety which is
slightly sweeter and more
nutritious (because of the darker
Juicing Tip: Keep the fruit at room
temperaturebefore juicing to get
the most out of it. To
prepare,quarter the fruit and peel
off the skin. Leave in as much rind
as possible as it contains the most
anti-cancer agents. You may add
honey if you find the juice too

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